Seniors attending the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation National Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital are learning more about arthritis and how to exercise properly to fight the condition.
The two classes, Walk with Ease and the National Arthritis Foundation Exercise program, are supported by studies. Physical therapy assistant and certified class instructor Missy Frank shared, “Students report improved pain and energy.
Studies time and time again show that exercise—walking and strengthening—keeps your bones strong, keeps your health and heart stronger. It increases your overall health. People have already reported better balance and getting stronger.”
The feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body. If you are struggling with arthritis in your feet or ankles, call Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can examine your lower extremities to help alleviate your joint pain.
Arthritic Foot Care
Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.
In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.
Alleviating Arthritic Pain
- Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
- Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
- Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.
It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.